Getting to know… Nicole Cumbo Sophomore Softball Pitcher


Nicole Cumbo is a sophomore at Wilkes University with a Biology major and Chemistry minor. From West Wyoming, Nicole pitches for women’s softball.

Q. What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

A. My acceptance into the Penn State Pre- Medical Scholars Program.

Q. Post Graduation Plans in terms of a Career?

A. I am going to pursue a career in medicine. I would like to be a pediatrician or family doctor.

Q. What are your hopes for your sophomore season as a Colonel?

A. To have a winning record and improve on last year.

Q. When/Why did you first begin playing softball?

A. I began playing tee ball when I was about 4 years old. I started softball when I was 8 and immediately wanted to be a pitcher.

Q. If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Softball Program that you could improve, what would it be?

A. Free food for all athletes.

Q. Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?

A. I am a part of the Wilkes Dance Team and I enjoy reading the Harry Potter series.

Q. Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life?

A. My parents, they support me so much in everything I do. They’re at every game whether I am pitching or dancing. My mother works in the medical field and has strongly influenced my career choice. My father is a Wilkes alumnus himself.

Q. A quote you live your life by?

A. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” –JK Rowling

Q. What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

A. To “Be Colonel” is to achieve your goals and to strive to be better than the person you were yesterday.

Q. If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

A. Amy Winehouse.